The bottom shelf and floor will hold presents… but for now there’s toys and a Santa hat for the boys to play with! No garland. No lights. Maybe in a few more years!
The next shelf holds “kid friendly” stuff as well… My teddy bear, Cry Baby, which I received for Christmas when I was… oh, probably 5… That is my old elf as well… faded and ripped. I don’t know how many times I almost threw him out, and now “Elf on the Shelf” is a popular phenomena. My elf is good, though, sitting there and not creating havoc. We were taught manners back then! Some tempting candy canes hang on a red bucket, and my old Rudolph book is on display. The Grinch also crouches there, frowning away.
The top shelves hold more delicate and “hands off” items… Scentsy candles, lights, Santa and his sleigh, a bird cage, two metal deer, trees, poinsettias, and two oil lamps. More items will probably appear as I pull out the tree decorations…
I’m happy with the stockings and general look, though I’m thinking the top shelf definitely needs more lights!
I love the soft glow of my house this time of year… it brings peace, it brings memories, it brings joy.
‘Tis the season, is it not?
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